Translation of keel in Spanish:

keel

quilla, n.

Pronunciation /kil//kiːl/

noun

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    quilla feminine
    • The bow and stern are still intact, with amidships broken down to the keel and the wheelhouse upside-down just off the stern.
    • Again the men were coerced under once more, and made to endure yet another rake along the keel of the ship, where lurked the treacherous gatherings of barnacles.
    • The hull was modified in 1995 to include two ventilated steps, a keel pad and notched transom.
    • The keel is a centreboard but not weighted; the ballast is in the hull itself (which sounds inefficient but actually works surprisingly well).
    • Fiberglass yachts must have a long keel with a keelhung rudder and be descended from a wooden hull design.
    • Even nautical archaeology has made great gains, for many of the waterfront structures incorporated broken-up vessel fragments, hull planking, keels, a prow, a side rudder, ribs, a mast partner.
    • Only the transom and a small section of the keel of the vessel - owned by the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust - were left.
    • At the midships section the keel is suspended above the seabed and there is plenty of space to swim through.
    • The keel is external lead fastened with stainless steel bolts.
    • Support the keel with timber blocking to take most of the weight of the hull.
    • A diversion along the keel reveals the remains of the rudder and propshafts.
    • A supporting structure for a mast, this can extend below the main deck, possibly even down to the keel of the ship.
    • The full-length keel aids in directional stability as well as dampening roll and the deep forefoot helps to prevent pounding in choppy seas.
    • It's not just a keel and hull and a deck and sails.
    • Unlike the other sections, the stern was much battered, showing steel ribs extending up from the keel to around a metre in height.
    • His arms dove forward as, clutching the rope tightly he made for the bottom, the dark mass that was the keel of his ship blocking out the beams of light from the sun.
    • There was a low scraping sound as the keel of the vessel started the drag against the sandy bottom.
    • Components such as keel, engine beds, mast step, structural bulkheads and rigging loads are all connected to the grid, resulting in a very rigid and strong structure.
    • Perhaps our ancestors got confused with the songs of humpback whales amplified by the keels of their vessels.
    • The bolted-on steel armour has been salvaged to leave the teak hull split open along the keel.